Two new studies were presented at the American Heart Association Annual Meeting.
Researchers found that women who had one or two drinks most days of the week had a 28% percent improved chance of good health at age 70, meaning they did not have cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other diseases or physical impairments and problems with memory or mental health.
In a second study, women who drank up to one drink a day had a 20% reduction in the risk of stroke compared with women who didn’t drink at all. Any level of alcohol was associated with lower risk of stroke. Researchers believe that alcohol helps the body metabolize Researchers believe that alcohol helps the body metabolize glucose more efficiently, in addition to reduce the risk of blood clots.
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